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Papers in the June 2018 issue of the Journal cover what to do with the National Broadband Network when the rollout is completed, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle communications, energy efficient mobile ad-hoc network communications and a historical look at the Black Mountain Tower in Canberra. With the completion of the National Broadband Network rollout in coming years, there will be an opportunity for substantive wholesale telecommunications reforms. 

This paper considers what the government of the day should do with the NBN after the NBN is built and fully operational in 2022. It discusses four options for the ownership of NBN Co beyond 2022 and describes arguments for and against each option.

The UAV swarm evolution process of this study creates different data transfer methods depending on the separation of non-swarm devices and the communication range of the swarm members. This paper also explores the resilience of the swarm to agent loss, and the scalability of the swarm in a range of environment sizes.

Two historic papers from a special issue of the Journal in 1981 featuring the new Black Mountain telecommunications tower in Canberra.

Flooding is an indispensable operation in wireless ad hoc networks. The traditional flooding scheme generates excessive redundant packet retransmissions. In this paper, we propose an efficient flooding protocol that consumes less energy, reduces the number of forwarding nodes almost to that of the benchmark, but maintains a high delivery ratio.

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Telstra, Optus get low ranking on consumer customer service scorecard

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MyRepublic launches new broadband plans for Australian small businesses
NBN-loving ISP MyRepublic has finally launched plans specifically for small businesses in Australia, marking the company's expansion beyond consumer NBN plans since launching in November 2016.

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The National Broadband Network (NBN) should create long-term benefit for Australia.  The most direct effect is to increase the availability of high-speed broadband.  Based on publicly available information and census data, we can show where and by how much higher broadband speeds will be available to Australian households and businesses.  In this presentation, we show maps of where broadband availability is improved by the NBN.

2018-06-26 - 12:30 AEST

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.

This year we are pleased to have as the Orator an experienced technologist from the telecommunications industry who has recently taken on one of the key technology jobs in Australia - Ray Owen, CTO of NBN Co.

2018-06-20 - 11:45 AEST

With the next generation of wireless technology 5G accelerating at a rapid pace, and Australia playing a key role in global EMF standardisation, this presentation will provide an overview of 5G, how 5G works and the challenges and opportunities ahead in managing Electromagnetic Fields.  

2018-04-24 - 12:30 AEST

Dr Abdul Memon will provide a  review of the connected vehicle industry. He will cover the Global C-V2X Industry standards and developments, and also discuss Huawei's early trials and engagements with industry partners.

2018-03-27 - 12:30 AEDT

This MEMBERS ONLY event incorporates a sandwich lunch, the TelSoc's Annual General Meeting and a lecture by Rod Tucker - Laureate Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

2017-11-28 - 12:00 AEDT
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